At Us with pets you will find a large selection of running yards and outdoor cages for rabbits and other rodents. Leave your pet outside in the fresh air, but with the possibility of dry weather and shelter with a good outdoor cage.
The choice of cage depends on the type of rodent, as well as the number of rodents that must go together in the cage. A double cage is e.g. to be preferred if several rabbits must go together. Always make sure that there is plenty of space and arrange the cage so that there are separate sleeping places for all rodents and always remember that a cage is only for staying and not something they have to sit in all day and look at.
Which outdoor cage should I choose for my rabbit?
Many breeds of rabbits do well living outside. Here there is typically room to offer a larger cage, e.g. a double cage, so that the rabbit has more room to frolic, or so that two rabbits can go in the same cage. If the rabbit is used to living outside all year round, you can safely continue with it, but some breeds of domestic rabbits will need to come inside during the coldest months, and therefore in these cases you should supplement with an indoor cage for rabbits - if not you have space for the outdoor cage in an insulated shed, utility room or similar, where it can be left frost-free.
The outdoor cage must first of all be spacious. For this reason, many choose double cages, which do not take up much space, but still give the rabbit more room to move around. Optionally choose to supplement with a run, or let the rabbit run freely around the garden with access to the outdoor cage, if the garden is properly fenced in, which means both in height and in depth, so that no uninvited guests come and so that the rabbit cannot dig out and run away.
Furnishing of an outdoor cage
A rodent cage should always contain bedding at the bottom. When choosing bedding for outdoor cages, many choose straw or hay due to the insulating effect, and this is also recommended. In addition, there should be one cave per rodents, just as there should be a food bowl and drinking bottle, as well as the important mineral stones that help the rodents grind their teeth. Rodent teeth grow throughout life, and domestic rabbits and other caged rabbits will not naturally have their teeth sharpened enough. If the teeth are not sharpened, they grow backwards and around the palate. It is painful and leads to the rodent not being able to eat.
Besides the most basic, you should ensure activation. Some rodent types have abundant activation in conspecifics, while others thrive best alone. If the animal is alone for many hours a day, you should provide activation in the form of activation toys. It can, for example, be food balls, bells, mirrors or ladders – and of course fresh vegetables.